Relationship Between Banks and SME In the UK

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UniversityTHE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BANKS AND SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZEBUSINESSES IN UK FROM SME LENDING PERSPECTIVEByDateNameLecture’s Name
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BANKS AND SME IN THE UKTable of ContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................3Literature review.........................................................................................................................................4Small and medium enterprise and their importance in social and economy in the UK............................4Banking support for the small and medium business and its effect..........................................................5Social and economic conflict...................................................................................................................6Research questions......................................................................................................................................7Research methodology................................................................................................................................9Research approach...................................................................................................................................9Research design.....................................................................................................................................10Data collection method..........................................................................................................................10Sampling method...................................................................................................................................11Research Equipment..............................................................................................................................11Data analysis..........................................................................................................................................11Access and Ethical issue............................................................................................................................13Conclusion.................................................................................................................................................14References.................................................................................................................................................15Appendix...................................................................................................................................................17Page2of18
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BANKS AND SME IN THE UKIntroductionIn order to provide help small and medium size enterprise, the government of UK declared thatthese SMEs had rejected for loan approval with challenger banks. In addition, according toBudget 2014, substitute financial providers also cannot provide funds to small and medium sizeenterprises who are looking for finance. On the other hand, in this research, various types ofresearch methods will be utilised by the researcher to conduct a successful research. Also, thegovernment strongly feels that through encouraging banking sectors, an affirmative action wouldbe taken to improve access to finance. The government rejected a large number of application ofsmall and medium size enterprises, and it is the first time SME borrowers rejection rate is around50%. Apart from that, alternative finance providers with individual models of business and oftenchallenger banks both are willing to lend to these SMEs. Moreover, this research includes anappropriate literature review with significant arguments and justification which can be measuredas concrete evidence. Furthermore, research methods like research design, data collectionmethod, sampling and the ethical issue also are explained in this study(Florio, 2007).Page3of18
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BANKS AND SME IN THE UKLiterature reviewLiterature review comes with the previous researchers that already been conducted. To supportthe discussion of the paper literature review is vital for any researcher. However, to understandthe relationship between banks and small to medium business for SME Lending appropriateliterature reviews are given below.Small and medium enterprise and their importance in social and economy in the UKSmall and medium size company stands for an independent business that has been established ina small office or at home. The main feature of this business are like; employees are less than 500and more than 200. However, this statistic stands for the medium size business(Clementina andKelvin, 2015). In small firms, the employee count stands on less than 100 and more than 50employees. In microenterprise the employee, size is less than 50 and more than ten employees. Inthe UK, the SME is categorised in three different aspects depending on the employee count. Asmentioned above, in the UK it is also classified in medium, small and micro enterprise(Clementina and Kelvin, 2015).The UK somehow depends on the small and medium business to improve their economic andsocial growth. It is also suitable to call SMEs the “backbone of UK economy." Small andmedium business are generating growth in the economy by opening a new market and marketopportunities for many starts up entrepreneur. Thus, they are delivering a great scope for thosewho are unemployed and also searching for any job. However, it is also visible that thebusinesses are also very much encouraged by UK government(Mukwasi and Seymour, 2012).Apart from these all, it is also noticed that many small and medium businesses got dissolved inthe UK because of lack of financial support by challenging banks and also due to less support.Page4of18